166th House of Delegates Information
Registration for the House of Delegates is located in the Concourse Foyer and open from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, and 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. After 5:00 p.m. on April 6, registration is closed. There is no registration on Sunday, April 7.
House of Delegates
The 166th Session of the MSMA House of Delegates will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 and conclude around 9:30 a.m. It will consist of reports, awards, speeches, and consideration of acceptance of late resolutions. On Sunday, April 7, the House will convene at 8:15 a.m. to hear reports from the Reference Committee and install officers.
Delegates MUST register at the Registration desk and identify themselves as a Delegate to obtain the Delegate’s credentials and badge. Each Delegate elected to the House of Delegates by his or her district or section will be included on a Delegates list at the MSMA Registration Desk. Delegates are urged to register as early as possible so that they may be seated promptly when the House is called to order.
Remember, only Delegates may vote. Non-delegates can only address the House at the invitation of a Delegate and with the approval of the Speaker or Vice Speaker.
Please remember to abide by the decorum of the House of Delegates. Delegates are expected to be professional at all times, and refrain from inciteful comments and personal attacks. Delegates must direct comments to the Speaker or Vice Speaker of the House and not to each other.
Resolutions to be introduced at the 2024 House of Delegates must be received at MSMA Headquarters by 5:00 pm on March 15 to be accepted as business of the House of Delegates and be included in the Delegate’s Handbook. At the discretion of the Speaker, these conditions would not apply for resolutions of good wishes, condolences, congratulations and others of a personal nature.
Submit a Resolution
Starting time for the Reference Committee is 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. The Reference Committee report will be available after 2:00 p.m.
Proceedings of the House of Delegates are conducted in accordance with Sturgis Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure.
MSMA House of Delegate Q & A
Q: Why is it important to be an MSMA delegate?
A: MSMA wants a FULL representation of MSMA members in its HOD. It is your right and responsibility as an MSMA member to have your voice heard. Only delegates may debate resolutions and vote in the HOD.
Q: I used to be a delegate through my local society. How has that changed?
A: Local medical societies can still register delegates. However, MSMA member physicians are no longer required to be a member of a local medical society to be a delegate. This allows more than 700 MSMA-direct members to serve as delegates and have their voice heard in the HOD.
Q: How do I sign up to be a delegate?
A: Contact Carol Meyer at 573-636-5151 or email email@example.com for more information.
Q: What is my district?
Q: How many delegates does my district or section get?
A: See below for districts and their delegate apportionment.
District 1 - 5 delegates
District 2 - 7 delegates
District 3 - 58 delegates
District 4 - 10 delegates
District 5 - 19 delegates
District 6 - 12 delegates
District 7 - 45 delegates
District 8 - 19 delegates
Medical Student Section - 12
Resident and Fellow Section – 6
Organized Medical Staff Section – 2
International Medical Graduate Section – 2
Young Physician Section – 2
Women Physicians Section - 2
Total House of Delegates: 201 delegates (quorum = 41)